Optimal coordinated attitude control of multiple satellites in a formation.

Nadjim Horri, Rihan Ahmed, Phil Palmer

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Abstract

The focus of the research on satellite formation flying has so far been on the coordinated satellite orbit control. A number of future satellite formations will however require the ability to achieve coordinated attitude control between multiple satellites. Such missions will mainly require two relative attitude control modes: attitude synchronization and target tracking. Examples of such satellite formations are those that emulate the functions of large space telescopes or space interferometers. In this paper, an optimal SDRE (state Dependent Riccati Equation) controller is proposed to coordinate the attitude synchronization ensuring that the relative orientations between the satellites are controlled whilst tracking a ground target.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013
Event5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies
- Hilton Munich City, Munich, Germany
Duration: 29 May 201331 May 2013

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period29/05/1331/05/13

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Horri, N., Ahmed, R., & Palmer, P. (2013). Optimal coordinated attitude control of multiple satellites in a formation.. Paper presented at 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies
, Munich, Germany.